A Bond Of Friendship
As I walk thru life, I have been lucky to make a few very good friends. I have made the aquaintance of many,there are a lot of people that I care about. There are a few that have touched my heart,some shook my soul and some have enriched if not my life at least my mind.
Today I get the news my dearest friend has a lung disease,this one is quite uncommon. What should I say? For I am truly at a loss.
This is a person with whom I have shared the secrets of love, and life,the joy, and pain of living, and the great honor to be called her best friend. What words could I possibly say to someone that holds such a position in my life?
She is looking for me to comfort her, and possibly, to make her laugh as we both have the ability to bring the other to tears. Once we chatted several times a day,then we went in separate directions, and settled into a distant friendship,though the bond was never broken.
Her husband is a bit older, and has had health issues on, and off, for sometime...now the rock of Gibraltar is weakening. We find strength in one another, and truly that is what friends are for. We take the good with the bad. I so wanted to say to her the perfect thing to ease her pain,but my pain is so great for her I cannot find the words that will explain this.
There are times in life when silence is the most profound statement you can make, I took this as one of those moments in time.
Because of the friendship we share I felt words were not what she needed,to feel the bond, and feel the love,respect, and admiration we shall have to the end was what she was really after.Words are just words at times no matter how comforting.The feeling you have when you are in the presence of true friendship,love, and acceptance is sometimes more than one can say. I will surely miss this bond of forty plus years that at times requires no words..